new work by Niall de Buitléar
August 21st – September 13th 2008
OPENING RECEPTION: 7pm Thursday August 21st
Accumulations is an exhibition of sculpture and drawing that have been produced through the labour intensive accumulation of simple elements. The sense of growth of the work over a period of time is essential
The sculptures use pre-processed materials; the artist is interested in their transformative potential. Central to the sculpture are the relationships that are formed between the found material, the processes of construction, and the resulting forms. The sculptures are essentially abstract but are intended to be suggestive of various structures such as cells, fungi, landscapes or cityscapes, and standing figures. Large drawings are composed of simple, geometric elements; Freehand drawings lead to a distortion, away from the
geometric towards the organic.
Niall de Buitléar was born in Dublin in 1983 where he currently lives. After graduating from D.I.T. with a BA in fine art in 2006 he was awarded the year-long graduate residency at Flaxart Studios in Belfast. His work has recently been shown at the Lewis Glucksman Gallery, the Lab in Dublin, Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, Queen Street Studios in Belfast, and at the Contemporary Art Centre in Vilnius. This summer he undertook residencies at Ard Bia Berlin and Limerick City Gallery of Art.
G126 is a democratically run, artist-led gallery and project space in Galway, which promotes experimental artworks that wouldn’t be shown in conventional institutions such as commercial galleries.
Unit 11, Ballybane Ind Est
Tuam Rd. Galway Ireland
Gallery hours are Thursday to Saturday 12-5